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Record breaking DGL

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It appears that eSports is really taking off in South Africa.  The 2013 Winter Leg registrations have closed and the Telkom Do Gaming League (DGL) has seen record number of teams and players across a variety of games.

Starcraft 2 saw huge improvements over the Summer Leg, pulling in 205 players.  The 2v2 also had good turnout with 42 teams.  Yet Dota 2 was the real record breaker

In the time of registrations, the DGL managed to get 151 teams to register for the Dota 2 DGL Winter Leg which shows why the game is so popular. This marks quite an achievement for both Dota 2 and the Telkom DGL as it’s easily the biggest Dota 2 competition hosted in South Africa and breaks the previous DGL record of 117 teams registered (for the Summer Leg this year). 

Numbers have grown since the Summer Leg, showing that competitive gaming is growing in South Africa… and that gamers don’t mind the cold!  Looking forward to some excellent gameplay in the upcoming Winter Leg.  For the full details on numbers of entries across the various games, you can read the article here.

Will you be competing in or following the Winter Leg of the DGL?  When the games start on 4 June, it will be interesting to see who shows promise – before we know it, the end of the year will be upon us, bringing with it the Do Gaming Championships (DGC)!  Great to see so much competition for the top spot.

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Last Updated: May 28, 2013


  1. Admiral Chief Commander

    May 28, 2013 at 13:08

    summer leg + winter leg = confused balls


    • Xelus

      May 28, 2013 at 14:06

      You deserve an up vote. Just imagine how confused they would be. Lol


  2. Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    May 28, 2013 at 13:10

    I don’t have near enough talent for this game unfortunately. Or the time to really become good lol.


  3. Tasty peas mixed with porridge

    May 28, 2013 at 13:27

    Sorry Off Topic but still fresh. This is the Kinect T&Cs considering Microsoft has already been a found spying on Skype.

    “If you accept the agreement, you expressly authorize and consent to us
    accessing or disclosing information about you, including the content of
    your communications… on a good faith belief that such access or
    disclosure is necessary to protect the personal safety of Microsoft
    employees, customers, or the public.”

    OK, is that clear enough for ya? When you use the Kinect system, you
    agree to allow Microsoft (and any branch of law enforcement or
    government they care to share information with) to use your Kinect
    system to spy on you. Maybe run that facial recognition software to
    check you out, listen to your conversations, and keep track of who you
    are communicating with.

    You choose.


    • FoxOneZA - X-Therminator

      May 28, 2013 at 14:05

      The same T&C’s apply to every other online social network or email service. Those clauses are in there as such to keep baddies away from doing their dodgy business on whichever online service they sign up for

      But let’s all jump on the RAGE bandwagon. That’s the cool thing to do now right? And even if you chose to not buy an XBO, your cousin will and his kinect will be watching you, and so will the Kinect from your neighbours house and the one in every single retailer…..


      • frikkenator

        May 28, 2013 at 14:55

        True. And while we’re at it post a random rant about the Xbox on an article about the DGL, because you know, it just makes sense.


    • Jakster

      May 28, 2013 at 14:14

      *le sigh*


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